I don’t just eat cupcakes…

Now that I have a brand-spankin’-new paint kit I paint them too! In an effort to resurrect my old artsy side, Flaneur got me a set of paints, brushes and canvas boards for Valentine’s Day. Although we joked about having a Titanic moment (sans gigantic diamond) I decided the best and most obvious thing for me to paint would be food, and what better subject than cupcakes! This one is a copy of a painting by Jelaine Faunce. I thought it was better to do it this way because really, there’s no way I could stare at a cupcake for hours and not eat it.

Painting is WAY harder than I had remembered.

Spring forward, fat behind

Spring is in the air! But it’s not flowers in bloom or warmer days that are hinting at the coming season. Something much better gave it away: fully stocked shelves of chocolate bunnies, speckled jellybeans, Peeps (including the original ones) and all sorts of other pastel-colored Easter candy on sale now.

Peeps galore

But most exciting of all is the arrival of my absolute favorite seasonal holiday candy of all time: Cadbury creme eggs. I’ve been eating these gooey cream filled chocolate eggs every year for as long as I can remember.

Tasty tradition

While some people outgrow these things, Cadbury eggs are part of my life just the way spring is part of the year. While some wait hungrily for spring and warm weather, flowers and longer days, I wait just the same way for those cream filled eggs. Thankfully, this year’s wait is over.

I need the kind of creature that lays these eggs.